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About the Commission

The Alaska Health Care Commission was established in state statute with the passage of Senate Bill 172 to serve as the state health planning and coordinating body, responsible for providing recommendations to the governor and the legislature on a comprehensive statewide health care policy and on strategies for improving the health of Alaskans. SB 172 was passed by the Alaska Legislature on April 17, 2010 and subsequently signed into law by Governor Parnell on June 23, 2010. New Commission members were appointed September 14, 2010.

The Alaska Health Care Commission was first established by Governor Palin on December 4, 2008 under Administrative Order #246. Original Commission members were appointed on January 27, 2009 and the Commission met throughout 2009, producing a report on their findings and recommendations in January 2010. The Commission created under A.O. #246 terminated with the production of that report.

For updates on the status of Commission member appointments and plans for upcoming meetings join the Commission's listserv or check this site periodically.

Contact the Commission

Deborah Erickson
Executive Director
Alaska Health Care Commission
3601 C Street, Suite 902
Anchorage, AK 99503-5923
(907) 334-2474
(907) 269-0060 - Fax